Meet one of thousands of Britons who suffer with a 'co-factor' allergy

Kate Ball, 30, first suffered anaphylaxis when she was just 15 after eating a fish paella while on holiday in Spain. She later found out that a combination of ingredients caused her allergic reaction.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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AbstractPurpose of reviewAnaphylaxis is the most severe form of an allergic reaction and is characterized by being rapid in onset with potentially life-threatening airway, breathing, or circulatory problems; medications are able to provoke immediate acute reactions whose severity varies from mild (i.e., urticaria) to severe reactions (anaphylaxis). The management and prevention of anaphylactic reactions represent a crucial challenge for allergists that must perfectly know the symptoms and the best treatments of this severe disease.Recent findingsAcute treatment of anaphylaxis is based on the immediate administration of adr...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 December 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Emily H. Liang, Lie H. Chen, Eric MacyAbstractBackgroundLimited population-based data on penicillin-, carbapenem-, monobactam-, and clindamycin-associated reported adverse reactions exists.ObjectiveCollect data on penicillin, carbapenem, monobactam, and clindamycin usage and associated adverse reactions.MethodsData from 1-1-2009 to 12-31-2017 in Kaiser Permanente Southern California was collected.ResultsThere were 6,144,422 unique individuals, mean age 33.6 ± 21.1 years, 52.2% females, with...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: IV NEPA was highly effective and safe with no associated hypersensitivity and injection-site reactions in patients receiving AC. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: As a combination of a neurokinin-1 (NK1) receptor antagonist (RA) and 5-HT3RA, NEPA offers 5-day chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting prevention with a single dose and an opportunity to improve adherence to antiemetic guidelines. In this randomized multinational phase IIIb study, intravenous (IV) NEPA (fosnetupitant/palonosetron) was safe and highly effective in patients receiving multiple cycles of anthracycline-cyclophosphamide (AC)-based chemothe...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research
Abstract Shrimp allergy, a common form of food allergy is an adverse immunological response to shrimp proteins. BALB/c mice was sensitized by an adjuvant free oral administration of purified tropomyosin, from Metpenaeus dobsonii to characterize intestinal histological responses and immunological protein recognition pattern as it is unpractical in human subjects. Sensitized mice with higher dose of tropomyosin expressed symptoms of anaphylaxis including puffiness around eyes and snout, no activity, tremor and convulsion after challenge. The responses of high level of sera IgE, tropomyosin specific IgE and histamine...
Source: Immunology Letters - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Immunol Lett Source Type: research
Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) have been initially described as main actors in host defense owing to their ability to immobilize and sometimes kill microorganisms. Subsequent studies have demonstrated their implication in the pathophysiology of various diseases, due to the toxic effects of their main components on surrounding tissues. Several distinct NETosis pathways have been described in response to various triggers. Among these triggers, IgG immune complexes (IC) play an important role since they induce robust NET release upon binding to activating FcγRs on neutrophils. Few in vitro studies have documented...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Peanut allergy affects 1-2% of individuals in the United States, and is increasing in prevalence.1-4 Although there is accumulating data on immunotherapy for peanut allergy,5-8 the cornerstone of management remains strict avoidance of peanut protein, maintenance of an emergency action plan and prompt use of epinephrine to treat systemic reactions in case of an accidental exposure, which occurs in up to 12-15% of peanut-allergic individuals annually.9,10 Peanut allergy significantly impacts quality of life,11 as it is typically lifelong, is the leading cause of food-induced anaphylaxis in children, and the leading cause of ...
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Proper workup after an intraoperative anaphylactic event has a fairly good chance of identifying the causative allergen. These results are useful for patient management and the planning of subsequent anaesthetic procedures. PMID: 31788702 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Singapore Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Singapore Med J Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 28 November 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Paul J. Turner, Dianne E. Campbell, Megan S. Motosue, Ronna L. CampbellAbstractThe true global scale of anaphylaxis remains elusive, because many episodes occur in the community without presentation to healthcare facilities, and most regions have not yet developed reliable systems with which to monitor severe allergic events. The most robust datasets currently available are based largely on hospital admissions, which are limited by inherent issues of misdiagnosis, misclassification and generaliza...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Authors: Scott LA, Jones BI, Berni TR, Berni ER, De Vries J, Currie CJ Abstract Aims: To describe the epidemiology of peanut allergy (PA) in the UK over the last three decades.Methods: PA patients were identified from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink between 1987 and 2015. Incidence and prevalence of PA were compared between 2000 and 2015. Prevalence and relative risk (RR) of atopic comorbidities, anaphylaxis, adrenaline prescriptions versus matched controls were calculated.Results: Point prevalence of PA in the entire population and those
Source: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Expert Rev Clin Immunol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 27 November 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Didier G. Ebo, Brian A. Baldo, Athina L. Van Gasse, Christel Mertens, Jessy Elst, Luc Sermeus, Chris H. Bridts, Margo M. Hagendorens, Luc S. De Clerck, Vito Sabato
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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